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Experience painting with hot Beeswax

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Experience hosted by Lyn

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 1 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The workshop starts at 10:00 and finishes at 16:00 with 30 minutes for on site lunch. (Timing of this is flexible dependent upon where we are in the process.)
I like to customise each workshop to cover all the essential steps, but also if possible to incorporate any specific requests my Students may have.
*** During the pandemic I am limiting my workshop to one person only ***
Over 16 years old, due to the nature of the process we use hotplates and hot air guns and burners.
Each Guest is furnished with a printed starter kit, should they wish to take up this medium at home.

We start the day as follows;
. introduction to the tools, resources and history of encaustic wax.
. Working in a safe environment (heat, ventilation)
. How to create the encaustic Wax medium and pigmented Wax.
. Preparing your panel for painting (we work on a hand crafted birch ply panel)
. Layering and fusing the wax.
.Mark making, creating texture, embedding images, making a silicon mould and casting small objects in wax to embed on the surface.
. Using stencils.
. Finishing your panel ready for hanging.
. Short discussion on how the day went, ideas on taking it forward.
. Guests leave with their panel.
The workshop starts at 10:00 and finishes at 16:00 with 30 minutes for on site lunch. (Timing of this is flexible dependent upon where we are in the process.)
I like to customise each workshop to cover all the essential steps, but also if possible to incorporate any specific requests my Students may have.
*** During the pandemic I am limiting my workshop to one person only ***
Over 16 years old, due to the nature of the process we…

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What's included

  • Food
    Homemade cakes.
    (Please advise any dietary requirements or allergies....
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    All waxes, Mixed Media resources, tools.
    A hand-crafted birch ply crad...
From $198
/ person
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Meet your host, Lyn

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I teach Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshops. Unlike the more well known craft of working with wax blocks and an iron on card, the method I am skilled in, and have taught for several years, uses beeswax, damar resin and pigments. Creating unique, textural paintings with molten wax, is an ancient technique used by the Egyptians. I am one of only a handful of Artists in the UK and Europe, who specialise in this technique. My Workshops have received excellent feedback which can be viewed on my website and on Craftcourses.com where I am a Gold Standard Tutor.
I teach Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshops. Unlike the more well known craft of working with wax blocks and an iron on card, the method I am skilled in, and have taught for several years, uses beeswax, damar resin and pigments. Creating unique, textural paintings with molten wax, is an ancient technique used by the Egyptians. I am one of only a handful of Artists in the UK and Europe, who specialise in this technique. My Workshops have received excellent feedback which can be viewed on my webs…
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Where you'll be

The Workshop takes place in my Art Studio. This is part of an Artist community courtyard which was purpose-built in the 1980’s to complement the neighbouring St George’s Heritage Centre, a listed former School on the Isle and Royal Manor of Portland.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

Whilst I do have high stools, most guests prefer to stand whilst painting. We eat lunch outside in the courtyard weather permitting, if not. In the Studio. I can provide an apron, please do wear comfortable clothes you are happy to paint in.

What to bring

Packed lunch

Any specific dietary drink